France warned Iran on Thursday not to violate the 2015 nuclear deal known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, or JCPOA.

“Tensions are growing, and for me, the first element is that there is no exit from the framework,” French President Emmanuel Macron told reporters. “The second thing, and I will discuss it with [U.S. President Donald Trump] tomorrow, is to do everything to avoid a military escalation.”

“I had a conversation with [Iranian] President [Hassan] Rouhani a couple of days ago, and I indicated that any exit from the accord would be an error, and any signals in that direction would be an error,” he added.

Macron’s warning occurred as Iran is set to breach over the weekend the limit of enriched uranium permitted under the 2015 Iran nuclear deal, which the Trump administration withdrew from in May 2018.

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